Skills

Healing Wounds and Lifting Spirits

  • By: Deborah Weisberg
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“I caught my first fish ever on a Woolly Bugger and absolutely loved it,” David Folkerts said. “Once I pulled that trout in and looked down and saw how beautiful it was, I knew I wanted to keep doing it.” Folkerts now serves as program manager for Project Healing Waters...

Hexagenia Helpers

  • By: Capt. Tony Petrella
  • Photography by: Ted Fauceglia
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Web Bonus from our July/September issue. When the Michigan mayfly is hatching, try these two patterns developed by a Michigan fly-fishing guide.

More About Big Bonefish…

  • By: Chico Fernandez
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Most flies for these big bonefish are a size or two larger than the rest of the bonefish world, with most flies falling between a size 2 and 1 and even size 1/0s.

10-Minute Ties

  • By: A. K. Best
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A. K. shares the goods on tying a killer green drake pattern.

Casting On Course

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Orvis's Hutch Hutchinson says: “The average Joe fishermen has been able to improve his casting before they go fishing.” Here's how to improve your fly-casting, and have a helluva lot of fun in the process. A fly casting course! "The original idea was to build just two or three holes close to the store, but seeing the property—which offers land on both sides of the Deschutes—gave Hutch the idea for something much bigger."